An inveterate traveller, Jennie Fraine has lived in Barmah, Zambia, and Denmark. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in geography, and Diplomas in Education and Women's Studies. She has been a high school and TAFE teacher, and has contributed to a number of Australian newspapers and journals, including the Age, Compass, Mattoid, Westerly and Womanspeak, as well as several anthologies.
Fraine has written in the areas of autobiography, poetry, short stories, education and family issues. Carmel Bird has described Fraine's poems as 'lucid and sensual...taut with emotion and tender images'. Fraine is also an exhibited artist, and has illustrated some of her poetry. In 1989, she won a Government Grant to the Arts in Victoria. She is the sister of Heather Grace(q.v.)